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Saving salmon, saving orcas: coalition, volunteers lead Duwamish Alive! & Orca Recovery Day on Oct. 19

Volunteers will participate in Duwamish Alive! & Orca Recovery Day on Saturday, Oct. 19 at various locations throughout the Green-Duwamish Watershed, including Auburn, Kent and… Continue reading

  • Oct 9, 2019

Auburn man’s body found inside car submerged in Star Lake

Man had been missing since Sept. 30

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo

Murray, Schrier vow to fight White House restrictions on food stamps

Senator and Representative met Oct. 3 at Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank.

U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Kim Schrier held a roundtable at the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank on Oct. 3 to talk about the Trump administration’s plan to further change SNAP food benefits rules and reduce the number of people using them. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

King County isn’t on track to meet emissions goals

The goals were ambitious but progress has been slow.

King County is not on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions goals, but emissions also have not been rising with population growth. File photo

Trial of alleged child rapist on track to start next Monday

After numerous continuances, the trial of the man alleged to have raped a 14-year-old girl, a Mt. Baker Middle School student, on Oct. 9, 2018… Continue reading

National Association of Counties appoints Wilson to 2020 Census Working Group

King County Assessor John Wilson is one of six county officials from around the country appointed by the National Association of Counties. (NACo) to a… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2019

Public invited to comment online about WSDOT stormwater management plan

Those who are interested in how the Washington State Department of Transportation handles stormwater runoff from highways and other paved surfaces have an opportunity to… Continue reading

  • Oct 7, 2019
A stack of U.S. saving bonds, worth $5,000, was found inside a used couch by an Auburn woman on Monday. COURTESY PHOTO, Covington Police Department.

Auburn woman finds $5,000 in bonds in couch; Covington man returned stolen documents 8 years later

An Auburn resident found more than the usual few pennies and dimes while cleaning out her couch this week. Instead, she found $5,000 worth of… Continue reading

A stack of U.S. saving bonds, worth $5,000, was found inside a used couch by an Auburn woman on Monday. COURTESY PHOTO, Covington Police Department.

KCSO asking public to help it solve mystery of 16-year-old Des Moines boy’s death

King County’s Major Crimes Detectives who are investigating the death of the 16-year-old boy whose body was found in the Green River on Sept. 10… Continue reading

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo

King County wants to boost composting market

In 2018, around one-third of material sent to regional landfill could have been composted.

King County is considering ways to increase both the supply of and demand for compost to help divert organic material from the landfill. File photo
Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

King County cities are among most expensive to rent in Northwest

Bellevue has highest apartment rents; Renton, Kent and Federal Way all saw increases in 2019.

Bellevue is the most expensive place in the region to rent an apartment, according to a new analysis. Courtesy photo

City to delay its yes or no on I-976

Eyman’s latest initiative put on the Nov. 5 general election

Medical Examiner identifies 18-year-old man found dead in Lea Hill’s Berkshire Glen Park

The King County Medical Examiner has identified the man whose body was found at Berkshire Glen Park on Lea Hill on Tuesday, Oct. 1 as… Continue reading

Auburn Police blotter | Oct. 4

Auburn Police responded to the following calls for service, among many others, between Sept. 28 and Oct. 3: Sept. 28 Trespassing: 6:22 a.m., 112 East… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

VRFA fire and rescue blotter | Oct. 4

The Valley Regional Fire Authority responded to 254 calls for service between Sept. 23 and 29, among them the following: Sept. 23 Aid call: 10:51… Continue reading

  • Oct 4, 2019

Man shot in head released from Harborview Medical Center Thursday

A man is fighting for his life in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center after he was shot in the head Tuesday night outside the Auburn apartment… Continue reading

Lake Tapps. REPORTER FILE PHOTO

Alliance begins Lake Tapps drawdown

Cascade Water Alliance has announced the 2019 Lake Tapps drawdown. As residents can tell, the reservoir is at full recreation levels. No new water will… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2019
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Kent teen pleads guilty to murder of Kent Police Officer Moreno

Police Chief Padilla reacts to Garcia’s plea agreement for shorter sentence

City water main bursts, leaving many residents high and dry

A large water main broke Wednesday afternoon on Auburn Way South near 12th Street Southeast, depriving residents between 12th and M streets Southeast of water… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2019

Fire Prevention Week: Red Cross says practice escape plans, test smoke alarms

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12, and the Northwest Region of the American Red Cross urges everyone to practice their home fire escape plan… Continue reading

  • Oct 3, 2019